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Profession Farmer
Job Title Shearer
Labor Shearing
  • s Shear Creature
This article is about the current version of DF.

Shearer is the skill associated with the shearing labor. Shearers shear the wool from creatures in a farmer's workshop using the spin thread S command. The result of the action is the production of yarn.

There are only three animals that can be sheared by dwarves: sheep, llamas, and alpacas. Trolls can also be sheared, but only by their goblin masters. Therefore, the only way to acquire troll fur is to steal it from a goblin site during a raid. Shearable animals have [YARN] token under [SELECT_MATERIAL:HAIR] section of their RAWs. Wool can be spun into yarn, which in turn can be used to make cloth at a loom.

Shearer is the only skill that doesn't appear to train any attributes. This may be an oversight.

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